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Birth nameKandle Osborne
Born(1990-10-14) October 14, 1990 (age 26)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Genresindie rock, swamp rock, folk rock, pop noir
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, and musician
InstrumentsVocal, guitar,
Years active2011–present
LabelsDare to Care Records
Barclay Records
Associated actsThe Blue Violets

Kandle is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Formerly a member of The Blue Violets, along with friend Louise Burns, and sister Coral Osborne, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP as a solo artist May 29, 2012 on Mercy in Canada.[1] Kandle is the daughter of 54–40 frontman Neil Osborne, and is originally from Victoria, British Columbia, but now resides in Montreal, Quebec.[2]

Her debut EP, Kandle, was produced by her father and features Sam Goldberg Jr. of Broken Social Scene fame on guitars and bass.[3]


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Having grown up in a richly musical family, Kandle's artistic nature became evident early on in her study of photography and her love of music. In her late teens she formed the group The Blue Violets with her sister Coral and friend Louise Burns. It was then that she fell in love with songwriting and slowly conquered stage fright, playing guitar in the shadows before being able to focus on her own solo material.

Kandle met her musical partner and co-producer Sam Goldberg Jr, (Broken Social Scene, Yardlets) in 2010, after he approached her to take press shots for one of his musical projects; she agreed, on the condition that he play on some songs she had recorded. Goldberg found himself locked in a basement studio for days working with Kandle, recording guitar and bass, the two of them naturally complementing each other in weaving together a somber, haunting world of longing vocals and dark, eerie guitar lines. Produced by her father, 54-40s Neil Osborne, Kandle's debut EP was released to critical acclaim in 2012, following her decision to move to Montreal. With this move, Kandle found herself living closer to collaborator Sam, and to Montreal's vibrant music scene. The move also found Kandle stepping outside of her comfort zone, leaving behind the relative safety and familiarity of her musical upbringing in Victoria to become a self-reliant artist. Much to Kandle's surprise, she and Sam quickly formed a band (The Krooks) with some of Montreal's most credible musicians : Jason Kent on bass, David Deiäs on drums and Félix Dyotte and Tim Fletcher on guitars and keyboards.

Following the EP's release, Kandle and the band embarked on tours throughout Europe and Canada including shows at CMJ, Osheaga, Pop Montreal and M for Montreal. Kandle spent much of 2013 recording her debut full-length album, which was co-produced by Neil Osborne and Sam Goldberg Jr. The album "In Flames", released in March 2014, features first single "Demon", released in October 2013.

Kandle, along with the band, spent much of 2014 touring across North America and Europe. Later, in 2016, she collaborated with electronic producer Apashe on the single "Fuck Boy", which was the first single off of Apashe's debut LP, Copter Boy.


  • Kandle - EP (2011)
  • In Flames (2014)


  1. ^ "Kandle Officially Releases Self-Titled EP, Readies Canadian Tour Dates". Exclaim!, May 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Kandle Un Autre Talent Adoptif De Montreal". La Presse, May 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Kandle Interview". Toro Magazine, June 1, 2012.

External links

  • http://kandle.bandcamp.com

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